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News of March
Ford Group VP Rewey Retires; Executives Named to New
|DEARBORN, Mich. - Robert L. Rewey, group vice president, Global
Consumer Services and North America, Ford Motor Company, announced his
retirement after a 38-year career with the company. His retirement
is effective March 23.
Robert L. Rewey
"Bob has been an outstanding business leader for Ford Motor
Company," said Jacques Nasser, president and CEO. "His
innovative actions in areas such as leasing, automotive brand management
and people development mark him as a true icon in our industry."
As the leader of Ford's global brand marketing strategy, Rewey has been
a vital force in driving the company's transformation to a
consumer-focused company. He also has been a strong champion of Ford's
dealer relations, e-commerce and motor racing activities.
"I am especially grateful that Bob agreed to stay on a while
longer than he intended to help us progress our worldwide transformation
to a consumer-focused company," Nasser said. "We will miss Bob
for his energy, ideas and passion for serving our customers."
Rewey was appointed to his present position in January 2000. He had
been group vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford
Automotive Operations. He also served as group vice president, Marketing
and Sales, North American Automotive Operations, vice president and
general manager of Ford Division and vice president and general manager of
|Brian P. Kelley, 40, was named vice president, Global Consumer
Services. He will be responsible for Global Marketing, Automotive Consumer
Services Group, Dealer Development, Worldwide Direct Markets, Ford Racing
Technology and ConsumerConnect. He will report to Nasser.
Karen C. Francis
|Succeeding Kelley as president, ConsumerConnect, is Karen C. Francis,
38, who was managing director and chief marketing officer of the Internet
Capital Group. Prior to that, Francis held executive positions with
General Motors Corp., Procter & Gamble Co., and Bain & Company.
Francis was elected as a Ford Motor Company vice president by the Board of
Directors. She will report to Kelley, and her appointment is effective
|Effective immediately, Martin Inglis, vice president, Ford North
America Consumer Business Group, will report to Nasser. He previously
reported to Rewey.
|Anne Stevens, 52, was elected by the Board of Directors to the new
position of vice president, North America Assembly Operations. Her
appointment is effective April 2. Stevens was executive director, Vehicle
"Ford Motor Company is recognized throughout the world for the
strength of our leadership," said Nasser. "With these
appointments, we will enhance our reputation for having people in key
positions with the skill and dedication required to respond quickly to the
changing needs of our customers."
(March 9, 2001)
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